Facebook Twitter Gplus Flickr Pinterest LinkedIn
The Old Hen B&B closed May 31, 2014. We recommend The Roaring River B&B 425.888.4834 and The Log Cabin B&B 425.533.8278 for your North Bend get-away. Please stay tuned for Deanna's cookbook plans. Here's to starting from scratch. Talking about The Old Hen online? Our hashtag is #theoldhen .

Homemade Hummus Recipe


I’m not sure how it happened. I blame my kids. They started bringing hummus home. I tried to ignore it as I was sure I wouldn’t like anything that was made with garbanzo beans – the ugliest beans on the planet.

Several years later, I visited my friend on her birthday and her husband had the party catered with shawarma and hummus and a whole lot of wonderful. That. That was the day I finally tried and fell in love with hummus and shawarma and hummus.

Recently some garbanzo beans fell into my lap so I decided to share my hummus recipe with you. It’s not expensive and it’s not difficult to make. You can serve it with veggies, crackers, chips, and even, well, shawarma. I just love saying shawarma.

The other thing that’s cool about the shawarma, I mean, hummus, is that you can add yummy stuff to the garbanzos when you put them in the food processor… red peppers or cilantro or sauteed mushrooms or olives or jalapenos.

12243809_10153788712184697_62917530_nGet your shawarma ready. Here we go…

  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 20 ounces drained garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • About 1 teaspoons salt, to taste
  • Pepper or white pepper to taste, if desired

Place sesame seeds in a saute pan and warm over medium heat. They will begin to omit a pleasant aroma & perhaps tan a bit. After they do this, place them in a large food processor, let them cool, then grind them up. Add the 4 tablespoons of the olive oil and continue blending. Add garbanzos, lemon juice, water, and seasonings. Blend until delightfully smooth.

For parties, chop up some fresh herbs or tomatoes to add some pleasant color to the top of the ugliest beans in the world.



Print Friendly
© Deanna Morauski 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
%d bloggers like this: